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Golf Fitness Workout - Do Not Forget Your Glutes

Sep 5, 2008
Your golf fitness workout has probably changed quite a bit over the years. When you began to play the game you did not have a golf fitness workout because it was believed that it would only ruin your golf swing. Then you golf workout program became regular exercises such a running and bench presses.

Now, your program includes many golf specific exercises. With all of the modern technology and science available to us these days, research has revealed how important keeping your posture throughout the golf swing is to producing good golf shots. Research also shows the strength to keep your golf swing posture comes from your glute muscles or rear-end.

Many golfers complain about back pain. This can be a result of weak glute muscles. With weak glute muscles, your back must support the upper body during the golf swing. The upper body is just not made to make this type of a motion and over time will result in back pain.

The following three golf specific exercises can be used with an exercise ball and will help you strengthen your glutes when added to your golf fitness workout:

THE BACK STEP LUNGE - Start with you standing with your feet together. Keep your chest out and your abs tight and do not slouch forward. Place your hands on your hips or by your sides if you are not using extra weight. Step backward with your left leg. Bend both your knees until your left knee is nearly touching the floor. Your right shin should remain in a straight line with your ankle perpendicular to the floor. Pull yourself forward using the right leg until you're in the standing position again, squeeze your glutes. Then swap legs and perform the exercise again stepping back with your right leg. Remember to stay tight and watch your balance.

HEEL LIFT WITH AN EXERCISE BALL - With the ball under your pelvis assume a push up position and your feet spread wider than your hips. As you tighten your core, raise your legs up and together so the heels touch. Don't raise your legs any higher than the point where your back starts to arch. Hold for two breaths, and return to the start. Do 10 to 15 reps.

BRIDGE WITH AN EXERCISE BALL - Lie down with your back on the floor. Place your feet on an exercise ball with your legs in line with you heels on the exercise ball,then place your arms across your chest. Keep your legs extended, and thrust up with your hips. Your glutes as well as your hamstrings should be active. Hold this position for five seconds and return your hips to the floor. Depending on your fitness level, do 10 to 15 reps for a set. In addition, place your hands over your head as opposed to across your chest for a variation of the exercise.

Add these golf specific exercises to your golf fitness workout and you will be able to keep your golf posture and consistently produce good golf shots which lower your scores and make the game more fun for you.
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